Mourn not your youthful beauty. It has served you well. But beauty will fade to birth the soul; to strip away all pretence and allow the self to emerge, strong, courageous, and true.
This was written in response to this week's Trifecta Writing Challenge.
"As you'll recall from your elementary science class days, the structure of the earth can be divided most simply into three sections: core, mantle, crust."